1. With reference to the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the statutory body constituted by National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 1993.
  2. It recommends to the Government regarding specific programmes for welfare of Safai Karamcharis, study and evaluates the existing welfare programmes for Safai Karamcharis.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


2. Which of the following constitute the Appointments committee of the Cabinet?

  1. Prime Minister of India
  2. Cabinet Secretary
  3. Home Minister of India
  4. Minister-in-charge of the concerned Ministry

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3. Consider the following statements regarding Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021:

  1. The bill seeks to link the electoral rolls with the Aadhaar card.
  2. It will provide registration of new voters on four qualifying dates in place of the existing January 1 of every year. 
  3. The amendment will replace the word ‘spouse’ with the word ‘wife’, which has created a contention between the gender-neutral activists. 

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct? 


4. With respect to the UIDAI, which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. The UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12th July 2016 working under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Initially, the UIDAI was set up by the Government of India in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the Planning Commission.
  3. The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.


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5. Consider the following with regard to Beypore Uru?

  1. It is a symbol of Kerala’s trade relations with the Gulf countries.
  2. Odayis and Khalasis communities are involved in Uru-making.

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6. Consider the following with regard to Current Account Deficit (CAD)

  1. The rising Current Account Deficit (CAD) shows that the country has become uncompetitive, and investors may not be willing to invest there.
  2. Current Account Deficit and Fiscal Deficit are together known as twin deficits.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Consider the following with regard to ‘Great Indian Bustards (GIB)’:

  1. The Great Indian Bustard is listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  2. GIB is found in grasslands of Kutch in Gujarat.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. How many of the following initiatives/ schemes of the government exclusively  targets tribal development? 

  1. Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana
  2. Eklavya Model Residential Schools
  3. SANKALP Scheme
  4. Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

9. ‘Sudesa Geethangal’ was written by 



10. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Zero hour is an Indian innovation in the Parliamentary procedures.
  2. Zero hour starts immediately after the question hour and lasts till the agenda of the day.
  3. Question Hour is not scheduled on the day the finance minister presents the Budget.

How many of the given statements is/are incorrect?


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